Journal article

A protocol developing, disseminating and implementing a core outcome set for infertility.

JMN Duffy, S Bhattacharya, C Curtis, JLH Evers, RG Farquharson, S Franik, Y Khalaf, RS Legro, S Lensen, BW Mol, C Niederberger, EHY Ng, S Repping, A Strandell, HL Torrance, A Vail, M van Wely, NL Vuong, AY Wang, R Wang Show all

Human Reproduction Open | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2018

Abstract

STUDY QUESTIONS: We aim to produce, disseminate and implement a core outcome set for future infertility research. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating infertility treatments have reported many different outcomes, which are often defined and measured in different ways. Such variation contributes to an inability to compare, contrast and combine results of individual RCTs. The development of a core outcome set will ensure outcomes important to key stakeholders are consistently collected and reported across future infertility research. STUDY DESIGN SIZE DURATION: This is a consensus study using the modified Delphi method. All stakeholders, including healthcare pr..

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